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    Sep 2, 2015, 3:06 PM - And so it begins ! ESB Fett #1

    I started gathering parts a couple weeks ago and got some in so I figure might as well start a build thread . I have a bunch on order and a bunch I still need to get . This will probably be a long process but I will document as much as I can (I'll take photos when I remember too , I'm bad at that ) . I will be painting my own armor and helmet . Parts list -

    Batninja -vest and neck seal (here)


    MLS - Wookie scalps (here) and nemrod holster (about to be on order)


    MOW - cape


    ARKADY - flight suit and extra pouches (on order)


    Boba trooper - finished gauntlets (on order)


    Mike M. - gloves (on order)

    animefan - budget helmet (on order)

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    Sep 2, 2015, 3:11 PM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #2

    Let the fun begin!
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    Sep 2, 2015, 3:28 PM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #3

    Quote TAguirre said: View Post
    Let the fun begin!
    im quite excited about this build ! I want to order it all now but I need to pace myself hahah
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    Sep 2, 2015, 3:44 PM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #4

    @LB66679, keep your eye out in the cargo hold. Sometimes you will find good deals as well. I am just about done with mine, just waiting on the jetpack. It is a fun learning process.
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    Sep 2, 2015, 4:12 PM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #5

    Quote TAguirre said: View Post
    @LB66679, keep your eye out in the cargo hold. Sometimes you will find good deals as well. I am just about done with mine, just waiting on the jetpack. It is a fun learning process.
    ive been keeping an eye out on there all the time trying to swoop on some stuff Hahahaha oh that's super dope ! I'll probably tackle the jet pack last .
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    Sep 2, 2015, 4:42 PM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #6

    It's going to be an interesting journey. Hopefully we will all learn some stuff along the way so keep the posts and pictures coming
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    Sep 2, 2015, 4:59 PM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #7

    Quote RichHFB said: View Post
    It's going to be an interesting journey. Hopefully we will all learn some stuff along the way so keep the posts and pictures coming
    Its been interesting so far and it's only been a couple weeks Hahahaha I'll try and post as much as I can on here .
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    Sep 2, 2015, 8:47 PM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #8

    Keep it coming!
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    Sep 2, 2015, 11:12 PM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #9

    It's definitely a fun and addicting process, good luck...
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    Sep 3, 2015, 1:23 AM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #10

    Quote LB66679 said: View Post
    I started gathering parts a couple weeks ago and got some in so I figure might as well start a build thread . I have a bunch on order and a bunch I still need to get . This will probably be a long process but I will document as much as I can (I'll take photos when I remember too , I'm bad at that ) . I will be painting my own armor and helmet . Parts list -

    Batninja -vest and neck seal (here)


    MLS - Wookie scalps (here) and nemrod holster (about to be on order)


    MOW - cape and girth belt (belt is a little small on me so up for sale)


    ARKADY - flight suit and extra pouches (on order)


    Boba trooper - finished gauntlets (on order)


    Mike M. - gloves (on order)

    animefan - budget helmet (on order)

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    What is the girth belt size?
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    Sep 3, 2015, 6:51 AM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #11

    Nice start! Keep the updates coming.
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    Sep 3, 2015, 9:35 AM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #12

    Quote emme3 said: View Post
    What is the girth belt size?
    i want to say it's the standard 36 inches

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    Quote Matty Matt said: View Post
    Nice start! Keep the updates coming.
    gof a bunch of stuff on order so there will be plenty

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    Quote Got2bfett said: View Post
    It's definitely a fun and addicting process, good luck...
    It's waaaaay to addicting !! I keep ordering stuff even though I should be waiting but oh well !
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    Sep 3, 2015, 11:24 AM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #13

    grab that girth belt !
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    Sep 3, 2015, 11:46 AM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #14

    Sold my MOW girth belt (too small) , thank you EMME3 ! Bought an actual English riding girth belt now all I need is some dye hahahah
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    Sep 3, 2015, 4:45 PM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #15

    Quote LB66679 said: View Post
    Sold my MOW girth belt (too small) , thank you EMME3 ! Bought an actual English riding girth belt now all I need is some dye hahahah
    The future looks very bright indeed lol
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    Sep 4, 2015, 2:48 PM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #16

    Woke up to a package this morning !
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    Now I just need my helmet to show up hahahha
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    Sep 4, 2015, 4:00 PM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #17

    Whoa, which colors are those? Or are you just following some one else's list I can find?
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    Sep 4, 2015, 5:28 PM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #18

    Quote le1120 said: View Post
    Whoa, which colors are those? Or are you just following some one else's list I can find?
    its the colors from this thread . Full color and step list on the first page .

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/o...int-job-30707/
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    Sep 4, 2015, 8:13 PM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #19

    Quote LB66679 said: View Post
    its the colors from this thread . Full color and step list on the first page .

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/o...int-job-30707/
    Thx m8
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    Sep 8, 2015, 10:13 AM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #20

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    Went and bought some paint last night ! Waiting for my armor panels to show up . Found some cheap ones from a friend who said he got them from eBay not too long ago . Not hopeful they will fit my body size but they will be good practice for when I get better ones !
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    Sep 27, 2015, 7:51 PM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #21

    Came back from vacation today to a pile of boxes !
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    Unfortunatly only two two of them were fett stuff .

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    Got my gauntlets in today and they are beautiful ! Unfortunatly they do not fit me so if anyone wants them I'll be selling them .
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    I also got a MLS ESB blaster second hand !

    Still waiting on two sets of armor to show up and my helmet which should be shortly !
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    Sep 28, 2015, 3:45 PM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #22

    Got my RKD armor in today and it's amazing !! Can't wait to start painting it ! Well I kind of sanded one piece and latex primer already
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    Sep 28, 2015, 7:52 PM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #23

    You've got some good stuff there! I can say from experience, it pays off in the end to get the quality parts from the get go. It'll save you time and money from having g to rebuild/paint everything over and over again. Best of luck with your build.
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    Sep 29, 2015, 10:48 AM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #24

    Quote Armydad said: View Post
    You've got some good stuff there! I can say from experience, it pays off in the end to get the quality parts from the get go. It'll save you time and money from having g to rebuild/paint everything over and over again. Best of luck with your build.
    My thoughts exactly , i figured might as well pay for it now rather than do it all over upgrading down the road ! I lurked here for a while and waited to get all of the good parts before I even started . Thank you !

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    First panel painted , it's not perfect by any means ! I took the templates and kind of free handed and took my artistic liberties with it . Not totally sold on the green yet need to mess with it a little more . Any thoughts or comments welcome and appreciated !!
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    Sep 29, 2015, 11:46 PM - Re: And so it begins ! ESB Fett #25

    So the armor changed a lot in the course of today , didn't like the green so after work went to the hardware store and bought new green . Masked off all the damage I did before and re sprayed it . Then I black washed it and steel wool'ed it to the way I liked it then matte cleared all of it . First test fit of the armor went good . Decided to use Velcro to attatch the plates . Pictures don't do the color and detail justice at all , I will have to take photos in the actual sun tomorrow .

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